Post Number: 103
|Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 10:35 pm: || |
WOW! Totally packed and filled with energy and excitement. Not a bad vibe for my favorite building in the city. Check out some photos.
DETROIT STOCK PHOTOS:
http://pa.photoshelter.com/c/d etroitstockphotos/gallery-show /G00005YLlp4Shkc8/
Post Number: 69
|Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 9:40 am: || |
Thank you, Sg. I was in attendance and it was great to see so many people there.
Post Number: 194
|Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 9:59 am: || |
it's wonderful to see the inside of that beautiful building again. thanks for posting them.
Post Number: 104
|Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 10:31 am: || |
Yes indeed, it was a very fun night. My only question is.... who can we talk to about getting those fantastic search lights back up on top... like the 1940's. That would be great!
Post Number: 2242
|Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 11:29 am: || |
I also was in attendance, and had a great time. Saw many friends, including a few Forumers (you know who you are!). Bought a couple books, and enjoyed chatting with the authors. Enjoyed the food, although it was nearly gone by the time I got to the table. Loved the views from the 32rd floor reception area!!! The only thing missing was a Guardian Building Birthday Cake!!!!
Post Number: 1800
|Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 12:51 pm: || |
Thanks for the photos. I worked many years in that great building, and I think I recognize a couple of folks I worked with in the audience.
Post Number: 1536
|Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 2:58 pm: || |
I guess I am still having trouble believing that my law firm offices on the 32nd floor are now the auditorium! About 20 years at that location before Michigan Consolidated Gas Company booted us out to take over most of the building for its own employees.
What a view we had. It's a wonder we got any work done. Great memories, however.
Post Number: 696
|Posted on Friday, March 27, 2009 - 3:29 pm: || |
They don't build 'em like that anymore.
Post Number: 105
|Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 11:09 am: || |
They sure don't. I'd put that building up against any building, in any city I've been to.
Post Number: 23
|Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 5:36 pm: || |
I too was at the Guardian Building celebration. It would have been nice if there was more room. It was packed! The sound on 32 was horrible you could hardly hear the speakers. The Guardian is majestic. We do have some gems in this town. Fisher Building, Penobscot, Buhl, Masonic Temple, and the D.A.C come to mind.
Post Number: 213
|Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 8:23 pm: || |
Did anyone see Steven Spielberg there?
Post Number: 106
|Posted on Monday, March 30, 2009 - 8:46 am: || |
Nope. Didn't see or hear anything about that.
Post Number: 214
|Posted on Monday, March 30, 2009 - 1:12 pm: || |
Neither did I. Also, neither did Jim Tottis, until after the fact. A staff member of the Guardian Building informed me about it, said that he went completely unnoticed the whole of the evening.
Post Number: 2250
|Posted on Monday, March 30, 2009 - 8:06 pm: || |
So what would be the reason for Spielberg to be at this event? or in Detroit? No mention of him being in Detroit anywhere in the media. If it were him, I can't believe that he could go unnoticed.
Post Number: 6280
|Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 1:05 am: || |
I didn't make it to the party, but I did take an out of town visitor there this evening.
I noticed a flat screen monitor set up on the lobby wall, and when you press a button, you get a 10 minute narrative of the Guardian Building's history... nice touch!